Reggae & Caribbean Music

Reggae & Caribbean Music

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Provides a complete historic overview of the sounds of the entire English-speaking Caribbean region, bringing together informative essays on the development of a range of music styles and the industry's top performers. Original.


Book News
Thompson has written over 70 rock music books, as well as articles for a variety of leading music magazines and liner notes for many major artists. In this text, he provides an encyclopedic guide to reggae and other music styles from the English-speaking Caribbean region of the past and present. Coverage includes the history of the Caribbean carnival traditions, and the carnival winners; career biographies and discographies for nearly 100 key artists and performers, selected as representing the best in their particular musical field; the primary musical genres; brief biographies of many of the record producers who have influenced the development and popularization of Caribbean music; and the development of the United Kingdom market from 1957-1972. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
More than a listener's guide this book reveals the rich historical development of a regional music that is now embraced worldwide. Packed with incisive essays ratings and reviews of 2 700 recordings plus fantastic photos and engaging biographies this guide captures the allure of reggae calypso dancehall rock steady soca and other evocative styles of the entire English-speaking Caribbean region past and present. Featured artists include: Bob Marley and the Wailers Jimmy Cliff Peter Tosh Lord Kitchener Arrow Lee Scratch Perry Buju Banton Brother Resistance Prince Buster David Rudder Wailing Souls and many others.

Publisher: San Francisco : Backbeat Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780879306557
Characteristics: ix, 532 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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